• South Asian Modern + Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 2299

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    B. PRABHA (1933-2001)

    Untitled (Fisher Women)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    B. PRABHA (1933-2001)
    Untitled (Fisher Women)
    signed and dated 'b. prabha 1966' (center right)
    oil on canvas
    36¼ x 40 1/8 in. (92.1 x 101.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1966


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    B. Prabha entered the art world at a time when few Indian women were professionally involved. The lives of rural women were a perennial theme of Prabha's work wherein she explored an array of related subjects alluding to society, identity and gender by successfully capturing delicate features, supple slender bodies and elongated forms with her signature style of bold brush strokes and subtle colors.

    Provenance

    Erich Graef lived in India and Pakistan from 1948 through 1968 and established Bayer India. This painting was a farewell gift on his departure from India
    Thence by descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION